NU Online News Service, Oct. 14, 3:29 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON–The Senate majority leader and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee today urged support for legislation that would repeal the antitrust exemption provided health insurers through the McCarran-Ferguson Act.

The comments by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate majority leader, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, were made at a hearing today on the Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act.

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